June 11, 2010


The Plymouth Chapter of Kiwanis has awarded to five $1,000 scholarships to Plymouth High School and Argos seniors.

Evelin Vargas plans on attending Ancilla College this fall and received the $1,000 Kiwanis Ancilla Memorial Scholarship. She plans to pursue a degree in teaching. The scholarship was established by Clarence Spuller who had perfect attendance with the Plymouth Kiwanis for 46 years before health problems forced him to become inactive. Spuller was a strong supporter of education and this scholarship was established in his honor.

The Plymouth High School Key Club Scholarship went to Mary Dolph.  She will be attending IUSB in the fall to study education.  The Key Club is part of the world-wide service organization of Kiwanis International. The organizations raise money for worthy causes, volunteer to help enrich the lives of elderly and youth and give something back to the communities they live in. Dolph was an outstanding member of the Plymouth High School Key Club and received a $1,000 scholarship.

The $1,000 Kiwanis Vocational Award was given to Margaret Tanner. The scholarship was named in honor of Merle Storombeck who was a 1918 Plymouth High School graduate and was named a Plymouth High School Distinguished Alumni in 1987.

The Kiwanis Gambrel Memorial Speech Team Award was given to Cam Robertoson. He plans to attend DePaul University in the fall to study public relations.  This $1,000 scholarship was named in honor of Troy Gambrel who was an active and dedicated student member of the Plymouth High School Speech Team. Troy tragically lost his life in a car accident on his way to a speech contest.  The scholarship is awarded each year to further the education of an outstanding speech team member.

  In Argos, Scott Kepler was named the winner of the $1,000 Charles Bradley Memorial Scholarship. Scott plans to attend Purdue University in the fall for a liberal arts degree. The Charles Bradley Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Charlie Bradley of Argos who passed away in 2009. Charlie was a long time member of Kiwanis and heavily involved in 4-H. He was also a retired Purdue Extension agent.  The scholarship was created for Argos students who are active in 4-H and seeking a degree from Purdue.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and once community at a time. The Plymouth Kiwanis meet each Tuesday at noon at Chirsito’s Banquet Center in Plymouth and interested new members are always welcome. For more information contact Tom Sibal at 935-8442.

Pictured are Evi Vargas and Mary Dolp(front) and Cam Robertson and Maggie Tanner(back) are congratulated by Dot Taiclet and Pam Gamberl for winning Kiwanis scholarships at our June 1st

In the Charles Bradley picture Dot Taiclet, left, and Diann Bradley, right, congratulate Scott Kepler for winning the Charles Bradley scholarship.